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Vivitar DVR508 Camcorder

£24.99
8.1MP 281g CMOS 4x Jul 2013
Total Megapixels Weight Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Has an image stabilizer
Vivitar video cameras only have poor reviews
Very small display diagonal
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Reviews

Vivitar Video Cameras Only Have Poor Reviews

On average video cameras from Vivitar are rated 53%, which is in the bottom 4% of all camcorder brands that we have looked at.


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Released Over Three Years Ago

Vivitar released the DVR508 in July 2013.


Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

Across all the medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years the display diagonals range from 1.5" to 4". The Vivitar DVR508 has a quite small display diagonal (only 1.79921357 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 281 grams, the Vivitar DVR508 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Vivitar DVR785 (£29.99) (481g).

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Vivitar DVR508 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder have digital zooms of between 2x and 1,800x, and the average digital zoom is 160x. With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Vivitar DVR508 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 2.8 millimeters, the Vivitar DVR508 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this camcorder. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder is 2.7mm and the longest is 2,300mm.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 2.8 millimeters, the Vivitar DVR508 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age. Medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 1.8mm and 40mm.

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Quite High Minimum Aperture Number

The lowest minimum aperture number of camcorders of a similar spec and age to this camcorder is 1.1, the highest is 6.8, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3. With a minimum aperture number of 3, the Vivitar DVR508 has one of the higher minimum aperture numbers amongst camcorders of this age.

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Still Image

Has a Continuous Shooting Mode

The Vivitar DVR508 has a continuous shooting mode, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Vivitar DVR508 has a self-timer. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera also have a self-timer.

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Other Features

Features USB Connectivity

The Vivitar DVR508 features USB connectivity. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also feature USB connectivity.

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Features Auto Focus

The Vivitar DVR508 features auto focus. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also feature auto focus.

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Features Photo Mode

The Vivitar DVR508 features photo mode. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder also feature photo mode.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera is 85MB. At only 8 megabytes, the Vivitar DVR508 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Viewfinder

Very Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The average viewfinder screen size of camcorders of this spec and age is 0.49". When compared to other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder that we have checked, the Vivitar DVR508's viewfinder screen size of 1.79921357 inches is one of the largest.

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Image Sensor

8.1 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is an 8.1 megapixels sensor video camera.

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Vivitar DVR508 Review Sources

To prepare this Vivitar DVR508 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 138,553 product attributes, 23,579 camcorder reviews and 1,695,800 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

Other Camcorders to Consider

Panasonic AG-AC90 vs Vivitar DVR508

Panasonic AG-AC90 vs Vivitar DVR508
Panasonic AG-AC90 Vivitar DVR508
£ 1,430.95 £24.99
Vastly Lower Minimum Aperture
Longer Maximum Focal Length
3 Times Better Image Stabiliser Type
Twice As High Maximum Video Resolution
£1,406 More Expensive
1.55921357" Smaller Viewfinder Screen Size

Panasonic AG-AC8 vs Vivitar DVR508

Panasonic AG-AC8 vs Vivitar DVR508
Panasonic AG-AC8 Vivitar DVR508
£ 995.00 £24.99
Vastly Longer Maximum Focal Length
Bigger Digital Zoom
Higher Maximum Video Resolution
Twice As Good Memory Card Type
£970 More Expensive
25.2mm Longer Minimum Focal Length

Sony FDR-AX1 vs Vivitar DVR508

Sony FDR-AX1 vs Vivitar DVR508
Sony FDR-AX1 Vivitar DVR508
£ 3,449.00 £24.99
Longer Maximum Focal Length
9 Times Higher Maximum Video Resolution
3 Times Better Image Stabiliser Type
Two Memory Card Slots
£3,424 More Expensive
Only XQD Memory Card
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